Post # 1
If we get married 7 months from now (we haven’t set a date) how much weight is it reasonable to lose? With holidays, planning, and generally it being hard to lose weight (although he wants to too which should help)
Would I be able to lose 25 pounds? Or is that unrealistic? I also don’t want to make sizing the dress too hard either. 25 would be my goal, but 15 would even be ok… I mostly just hate my arms. Fiance thinks I look great, this is just for me and i already photograph oddly so i want to make these photos nice and not be stressing about photos on my wedding day.
Currently 155, wanting to be between 130 and 140…
Post # 2
I think 25 pounds would be very difficult to lose in that time frame. Dresses are usually alterable by 4 sizes (when going down) so if you bought your dress too large it may be more difficult to alter depending on how much weight you lose over all.
I am plus size so it’s easier for me to lose more pounds in a quick manner because I have more to lose. I have lost almost 40 pounds and 2 bridal sizes in about 10 months. I have been working out (cardio) and eating reasonably, but not dieting or exercising excessively.
I think shooting for 15 means your dress will not be as difficult to alter, but is still noticeable enough to make you happy with your photos, but that’s just me. All that said, I’m sure even if you didn’t lose a single pound, you would still look beautiful! 🙂
Post # 3
Thank you! And congratulations!
Post # 4
I know the feeling I wear a size 12 in my dress and I want to lose my stomach and arms I been working out since the end of October and I can see a little progress but hopefully I can lose at least 10 pounds before my wedding in July.
Post # 5
- Wedding: May 2019 - City, State
It really depends on your body, and what you’re willing to do to lose weight. Some people can drop weight quickly and easily with just some minor lifestyle changes, some people struggle to lose weight even when they make major lifestyle changes. Technically is is doable to lose 25lbs in 7 months, but I don’t think it is adviseable for you to count on that number. A general rule is it’s considered “safe” to lose around 2lbs a week, but a more achievable goal is ~1/2lb a week. But remember, weight loss is not linear.
I think for now just make small manageable changes, start working out and lifting weights (no, you will not bulk up by lifting heavy weights), drink a crap ton of water, cut back on sugar and simple carbs. Worry less about the number on the scale, and focus more on how your clothes fit and how you feel. You might find that you reach a point where you’re happy with your appearance, and you’ve only lost about 5lbs.
Post # 6
great advice am stressing about losing my pouch of a belly at least by the time my dress arrive in February. I do 30 mins of cardio every other day. I do every other day to give my body a break because my muscles be Sore the next day after I work out.
Post # 7
It really depends on how serious you are about losing. I was around 160, and I did the 21 day fix workout program by Autumn Calabrese and strictly followed the meal plan and I dropped 17 pounds in that time frame. Good luck! 🙂
Post # 8
Everyone is different, but I can tell you about me. I’ve been at your current weight and now I’m down to about 140. My goal is about 135 which is what I was at my pre “love weight.” I’m pretty tall and I have a muscular build so losing weight for me really isn’t easy, but I feel like it’s doable for you, just be safe about it. It’s less about the number and more about the way you feel on your wedding day. Good Luck!
Post # 9
I can’t advise on this I just want you to remember than on the day you wont give a rats ass about your arms and you’ll look absolutely stunning no matter what the weight!
With that being said good luck with your weight loss journey!
Post # 10
- Wedding: November 2019 - City, State
If you have a 500 calorie deficit between food and exercise (so you consume 500 fewer calories than you burn in the span of one day), on average most people can lose 0.5 lb per week. At the high end of things, if you have a 1000 caloried deficit, it will be around 1 lb per week. However a 1000 calories deficit is getting close to semi-extreme weight loss for most people, so I don’t necessarily recommend that. But that should give you an idea of what’s reasonable for your body and your timeframe.
So say you have roughly 25 weeks until your wedding, you COULD lose 25 lbs, but only if you really went hardcore and honestly, as I mentioned, I don’t recommend it. Obviously that all depends on tons of different factors, but that’s the general breakdown of how it works. I would shoot for a more relaxed number.
Post # 11
When I ordered my dress, I mentioned that I wanted to lose a few pounds, and my consultant said that I could lose up to 30 pounds and they’d still be able to alter it, no problem. Using that as a rule of thumb, 25 pounds is close to that cutoff point, but should still be fine for dress alterations.
As to whether it’s reasonable to expect to lose 25 pounds, you have plenty of time to achieve that, although it somewhat depends on your metabolism, etc. I voted to shoot for losing 15 pounds, because that is very realistic and easily do-able. Losing 25 pounds in the timeframe you’re looking at can be done, but it requires more dedication and there is little room for error. I think it’s more realistic to expect that you will have some holidays or events where you don’t adhere to a strict diet, and there might be a week or two where you get sick and can’t work out much. So aim for 15, and if you’re able to lose a bit more beyond that, then that’s a bonus!
Post # 12
I lost a little over 40lbs in 11 months and went down over 8 dress sizes it was crazy. The seamstress couldn’t believe it and kept taking my dress in month over month. Our seamstress was amazing and didn’t bat an eye over taking my dress in, she did an amazing job. But I didn’t do it unhealthy or excercise myself to death or anything. I just incorporated a ton of organic veggies in my diet and had less meat maybe couple times a week (so a semi-vegetarian I guess?). Ate as much org. veggies/fruit/snacks as I wanted, nixing sugar and white flour too. No eating out.
I did 0 amounts of excercise since I’m lazy, excluding casual bike rides on a trail behind on our apartment few times a week. All food worked for me. Hubby also lost a ton of weight too and he was heavier than me. It ended up working out since we still have the same eating habits and have much better health because of it
Post # 13
I lost 15 lbs in 3 months. I did a low carb/low calorie diet and also exercised a few days a week (weights and interval workouts mostly). It was not easy but I was committed to losing the weight so I reminded myself of my goal when I wanted to quit. I did allow myself occasional treats and off days for social events and holidays but got right back on track after. I am a petite person so 1200 calories was my recommended amount/day. I lost weight eating between 1200 and 1500 calories a day but just keeping my total carbs low.
Post # 14
If you’re not use to working out it may be hard to loose 25lbs. But if you have motivation which if you didn’t you wouldn’t post this. Plus it’s your wedding then yes you absolutely can loose 25lbs.all you need is motivation and dedication! I was really over weight a couple of years ago and I pushed myself really hard and kept motivated because I knew if I put my mind to it I could loose the weight. I lost 50lbs in just two months. Which was awesome! Now I’m looking to tone and keep all the weight off for my weddding marrying the love of my life we have been together going on 7years I want not only look good for him but myself I want to continue to have a healthy lifestyle and eat clean even after the wedding. I would recommend my fitness pal you can use it for free. It helped me so much all you do is put the food you ate in the diary log and it counts you macros, how much calories to eat based on your goal weight. And how much you need too loose. It’s great! You can do this! I’m also trying Jillian Michaels meal plan and workout dvd called ripped in 30 it’s a kick ass workout! But she’s motivating and keeps me on track! Keep us updated you seriously can do this
Post # 15
I absolutely think you could losed 25 pounds in 7 months! If you need any diet advice I have helped many friends lose weight, feel free to message me! I have a nutrition degree!